Mission Statement

Faculty and staff of the School of Humanities at Mesa College endeavor to foster an environment in which students feel safe taking risks and expressing themselves. We emphasize careful consideration of diverse perspectives and the development of strong critical thinking and communication skills within the context of students using their voices to address issues that touch their lives. Encouraging students to contribute to public dialogue increases awareness of the world, highlights the vitality of thought and expression, and inspires local and global engagement. Our approach is designed to allow students to take ownership of their educational experiences and recognize that the skills developed in the classroom transcend academic life and equip them with tools that will help them achieve success and shape their world.


The School of Humanities offers courses in Communication Studies, English, English Language Acquisition (ELAC), Journalism, and Humanities.  Besides the competitive speech teams and The Mesa Press, both celebrated for many awards, the School is also home to the Mesa Visions Magazine and VAMP (Visual/Audio Monologue Performance).

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The Mesa Press

The Speech and Debate Teams

Bonus offerings!

  • VAMP
  • Mesa Visions Magazine
  • Common Grounds



The School of Humanities
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA  92111-4998
Office: G-201
Phone: 619-388-2797
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
             Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Dean of Humanities
Linda Hensley

Senior Secretary
Andrea Lelham




Seven Blunders of the World

  1. Wealth without work

  2. Pleasure without conscience

  3. Knowledge without character

  4. Commerce without morality

  5. Science without humanity

  6. Worship without sacrifice

  7. Politics without principle

-in a letter received by Mahatma Gandhi